Archive for October, 2016

This Galaxy Note 7 clone won’t explode in your hand

Monday, October 31st, 2016:

We probably should have seen this one coming out of China, but we didn’t: a phone that’s “explosion-proof.” That’s right, a company went ahead and designed a phone that should not explode. But then again, no smartphone should explode, and buyers probably don’t look for explosion-proof handsets in the first place. The Galaxy Note 7 fiasco is probably what “inspired” the Elephone S7. It’s a phone that looks very much like a Samsung flagship. It’s made of glass and steel, and it’s got the right curves. DON’T MISS: Apple should kill the iPhone’s Lightning port next Specs wise, the Elephone […] Read More →

Rate hikes, new doctors: Obamacare exchange opens to angst

Monday, October 31st, 2016:

As its fourth open enrollment starts Tuesday, here are five of the things most would agree are best and worst about the ACA. USA TODAY, Collin Brennan Kati Averitt, with her son Jack Averitt, 1, is facing highter health care premiums after the insurer she and her family found through the ACA marketplace, has announced it’s leaving her area, Zionsville, Indiana, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (Photo: Robert Scheer/IndyStar) As open enrollment starts Tuesday on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, consumers in some parts of the country are bracing for huge rate hikes, while many others are preparing to change insurers […] Read More →

US crude output up in August for first time since March

Monday, October 31st, 2016:

US crude production rose in August for the first time since March, official data showed on Monday, dealing another blow to hopes that oversupply in the global oil market could be eased rapidly by a sharp decline in output from the shale reserves of North America. The US government’s Energy Information Administration said that the country had produced 8.744m barrels of crude per day in August, 51,000 b/d more than in September.  From its peak in April 2015, US production had fallen about 883,000 b/d by August, but its decline has been significantly slower than many forecasters expected after the […] Read More →

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